Donald Trump Criticizes DeSantis’s Foreign Policy
The former President of the United States, Donald Trump (2017-2021), spoke out against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s foreign policy and rhetoric against Russia in a video released on Wednesday. According to Trump, DeSantis’s remarks show a “dangerous lack of historical, intellectual, and diplomatic sophistication.”
Trump, who endorsed and campaigned for DeSantis in 2018, is now his biggest critic since DeSantis announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2024 Presidential race, making him Trump’s rival. Trump claimed that he is the “only candidate who can avoid the Third World War.”
Trump Disapproves of DeSantis’s Statements on Ukraine War
In his video, Trump reacted to DeSantis’s comments on the Ukraine war and called them “childish clichés” that “reveal a dangerous lack of historical, intellectual, and diplomatic sophistication.” He also criticized DeSantis’s recent remarks against Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him a “war criminal” and defining Russia as “a gas station with nuclear weapons.”
Trump claimed that DeSantis’s stance reflects neoconservative foreign policies of previous Republican leaders such as John McCain, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, and the Bushes, who sent U.S. troops and equipment to “fight endless wars around the world” and became “globalists.”
Trump’s Foreign Policy Approach vs. DeSantis’s
Trump emphasized the importance of “statecraft and peacemaking” that require “seriousness, sophistication, and historical perspective, not pointless talking points and shallow Washington jokes.” He also claimed that his government was tougher on Russia than any other but showed respect for the country and its people.
Trump said, “We show understanding of Russian history and the fact that Russia lost more than 20 million lives in the Second World War. They were fighting with us.”
On the other hand, Trump criticized DeSantis for “insistently treating Russia as profoundly inferior to other nations of the world, with no history, culture, or pride.” He claimed that DeSantis’s attitude makes it impossible to negotiate peace.
The video released by Trump reflects his disapproval of Ron DeSantis’s foreign policy approach and rhetoric against Russia. Trump believes that his government’s approach was tougher on Russia but showed respect for the country’s history and people. He criticizes DeSantis’s neoconservative foreign policies and urges for serious, sophisticated, and historical perspectives in statecraft and peacemaking.